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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
Recent Activity
River Neretva, Bosnia and Herzegovina ©Dinno Kasalo While Europe is in lockdown over the Corona virus, investors are increasingly taking advantage of the unusual situation to build illegal dams in the Balkans. South of the capital Sarajevo in Bosnia, the construction of five dams has now begun or is being... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at EarthAction
The United Nations General Assembly decided in 2018 to establish an International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace to be held annually on April 24. (Click here for the UNGA resolution). Although not as well-known as Earth Day (April 22), the day is very important in promoting international peace... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at EarthAction
May 2020 - With projected eventual infection rates of 25% or 50%, and 81% in the absence of mitigation, this Covid-19 virus could be a catastrophe of the first order. Daily, we hear of anguished choices made in hospitals. We hear of financial disaster faced by suddenly unemployed workers, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at 2020 Action
For Global Spotlight Report #26, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to describe the major energy sector reforms/changes that their countries had undertaken since 2015. READ THE REPORT Special attention was paid to changes in energy sources, the decrease or increase in fossil fuel sources of energy, the increase in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at EarthAction
Dear Friends, Climate Scorecard’s Country Commitment Tracking Update is intended to provide information on the degree to which 22 leading greenhouse gas emitting countries* are making commitments to near-term (2030) and more long-term (2040-2050) emission reduction goals. View the Update Download the PDF Each month we will provide a summary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at EarthAction
April - While we've been reducing, insulating, changing windows and light bulbs to reduce our CO2 footprints, we have ignored the 18% contribution that methane makes to global warming. Recent research shows that natural seepage of methane into the air, as from melting permafrost, contributes only about 1/2 %, while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at 2020 Action
In an international appeal issued on Monday March 23, UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to observe a ceasefire to assist the battle against COVID-19, which he called ‘the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.’ (Click here for his video message). In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at EarthAction
We would like to thank everyone who has nominated an outstanding child for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020! We greatly appreciate your time and effort taken to submit the nominations. After receiving several requests, we are extending the nomination period with one week until March 15th of 2020. Fighting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at EarthAction
We are pleased to share with you the news and all associated digital assets of the 2020 launch of UNEP's flagship youth initiative, Young Champions of the Earth. We’re now live! Help spread the call for applications: We would greatly appreciate your help in amplifying the call for applications through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at EarthAction
Global Spotlight Report #24 we asked Climate Scorecard Country Managers to report on significant climate change events in their countries that occurred from October 2019 – January 2020. READ THE REPORT Around the world many countries struggled to cope with extreme weather events. Brazil and Australia battled forest fires that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at EarthAction
March - Here's why. When Pres. Reagan took office in 1981, he frightened many Americans with his warlike stance and his nuclear buildup. The very next year, there were one million people rallying in NYC's Central Park to demonstrate against his nuclear weapons policies, probably America's largest rally ever. Partly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at 2020 Action
I'm going to cut to the chase: Today, JPMorgan Chase announced a fossil fuel policy that rules out funding for coal plants, and for oil and gas projects in the Arctic. This is a major step forward in our efforts to get the finance sector to make the changes we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at EarthAction
In many countries, the effort to combat climate change is hampered by the lack of effective climate education programs. For Global Spotlight Report #23, we asked our Country Managers in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to describe and comment on the status of their country’s climate education programs. READ THE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at EarthAction
February - An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been required for every major federally funded project since the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the "Magna Carta" of environmental protection laws, was signed into law in 1970 by President Nixon. EISs have become our most important defense against proposals which would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2020 at 2020 Action
Climate Scorecard is pleased to announce our first annual National Climate Leader Awards. These awards go to the men and women in leading greenhouse emitting countries who are making a difference in the climate policies of their countries and the world. They include wizened scholars, researchers, political leaders, and young... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at EarthAction
In the 01/02/2020 edition: Rep Ro Khanna Signs ICAN Pledge Business Aligns with Nuclear Ban Treaty Rep Ro Khanna Signs ICAN Pledge By Arbor Dahlin on Dec 30, 2019 01:45 pm Nuclear Ban’s Timmon Wallis shows US Representative Ro Khanna his new report, “Warheads to Windmills,” during Khanna’s visit to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at EarthAction
January - As we suggested in our September mailing, using VoteForward to get more voters registered in progressive strongholds in twelve “Superstates” is the most strategic way to advance peace and the environment in the 2020 elections. Such states will probably determine the outcome of the Presidential race, enable flipping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at 2020 Action
December 2019 - While the US is spending $1.7 Trillion on its Nuclear Modernization Program, Russia is not sitting idly by. Unrestrained by the canceled Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and the possibly soon to lapse New START Treaty, Russia is building 6 new systems, 4 of which are strategic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
From October 24-30 (UN Disarmament Week), a team of volunteers in New York City counted out $542 billion – the approximate global nuclear weapons budget for the next five years – and symbolically reallocated this to climate protection, poverty alleviation and the Sustainable Development Goals. The money was counted in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at EarthAction
November 2019 - The secret is "municipal aggregation," also called ‘Power Choice,’ in which the municipality bargains for its residents jointly. This aggregated bargaining power lowers the price to the point where, often, 100% renewable energy is cheaper than the original utility price. In Newton, MA, for example, 100% renewable... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at 2020 Action
Poor diets are leading to alarming levels of child malnutrition worldwide, with millions of children who are stunted, overweight or lacking essential vitamins and nutrients. Overall, one-third of children under 5 aren’t growing well because they aren’t eating well. UNICEF’s latest report, The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at EarthAction
In less than 10 days, we will start counting out $1 trillion, the nuclear weapons budget for the next 10 years. We will 'reallocate this to climate protection and the sustainable development goals.' The main counting will be in New York with satellite countings also in London, New Mexico, Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at EarthAction
October 2019 - President Trump is recklessly dismantling the world's defenses against nuclear war: He withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal which Iran had complied with faithfully. But now Iran has resumed enriching uranium. On August 2, 2019, Pres. Trump's withdrawal from the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty (agreed upon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
For Global Spotlight Report #18, Climate Scorecard asked our Country Managers to provide information on how climate change is impacting the most vulnerable population groups in the leading greenhouse gas emitting countries that we cover. Read the Report Extreme weather events, such as soaring temperatures, droughts, floods, and forest fires... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at EarthAction
Below is the latest Climate Scorecard Spotlight Report. For Climate Scorecard Report #17 we asked our Country Managers to provide a list of organizations in their countries that might help support our 2020 Campaign. Read the Report Over the next several months we hope to explore whether the organizations listed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at EarthAction